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Richard (Hardin) Harding (1761 - 1828)

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Richard Harding formerly Hardin
Born in Spitalfields Christ Church, Middlesex, Englandmap
Son of and [mother unknown]
[sibling(s) unknown]
Husband of — married in Frederick, Marylandmap
Descendants descendants
Died in Chillicothe, Ross, Ohio, United Statesmap
Profile last modified | Created 2 Mar 2014
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"Richard Harding was born in 1761 and died in 1828, according to his headstone. I’ve spoken with some who believe he was actually born in 1758.

According to one source, Richard came to the colonies either during or right before the Revolutionary War as a British recruiter, but he then switched loyalties and fought for the colonies. He served as a Private in the Continental Line.

He married Rachel Crepell (some sources indicate Crable, Crebell, Crabbe or Crabbs) in Frederick, MD on May 28, 1790."

According to "Maryland, Marriages, 1666-1970" Richard [Hardy] Hardin and Rachel Crepel were married in the German Reformed Church in Frederick, Maryland.


  • "Maryland, Marriages, 1666-1970," index, FamilySearch ( : accessed 16 Mar 2014), Richard Hardy and Rachel Crepel, 30 May 1790; citing German Reformed Church,Frederick,Frederick,Maryland, reference ; FHL microfilm 13935.

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Richard is 29 degrees from Walter Morrison, 33 degrees from Alison Wilkins and 25 degrees from Victoria of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland on our single family tree. Login to find your connection.

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